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Obama and McCain asked directly about climate change at debate

The second 2008 presidential debate included a single, pointed question on global climate change from an audience member, but that didn’t stop both candidates from working the issue of energy independence into their responses to all sorts of questions throughout …

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Savvy citizen asks the right question about climate change at debate

Thank heavens for the “average citizen.” After approximately 4 million debates over the past year, someone finally asked the right and real question about climate change. Ingrid Jackson, over in Section C of the audience in Tuesday night’s debate, didn’t …

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Debate Video: Obama on energy independence

Obama on energy in tonight’s debate:

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The House Energy and Commerce Committee releases draft of potential climate legislation

Energy and Commerce Committee Chair John Dingell (D-Mich.) and ranking member Rick Boucher (D-Va.) released a “discussion draft” of their long-awaited climate change legislation today. “This draft is the culmination of nearly two years of intensive work on climate change …

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Republican congresscritters are in serious trouble

Remember when "drill, baby, drill" was going to reverse a horrible electoral year for Republicans in Congress? Turns out maybe not so much: The possibility that Democrats will build a muscular, 60-seat Senate majority is looking increasing plausible, with new …

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Two new pieces delve into the denial industry

If you are interested in the climate change denial industry, you need to check out two crucial new pieces, which are running in conjunction. First, the American News Project’s "Smoke and CO2: How to Spin Global Warming," which highlights the …

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How current GHG policy distorts capital allocation

As we think about how to price GHG emissions, it’s often (and accurately) cited that having a meaningful conversation about GHG pricing first requires that we remove all the existing subsidies so that we can stop irrationally allocating capital. Clearly, …

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Climate change will further spread of wildlife-to-human diseases, says report

Climate change is likely to further the spread of a “deadly dozen” diseases that are transmitted from animals to humans, says a new report from the Wildlife Conservation Society. The nasties: avian flu, babesiosis, cholera, Ebola, Lyme disease, parasites, plague, …

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Polebillies

Poland becomes the West Virginia of Europe.